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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA20 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: ●Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) plans to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to solicit comment on its proposal to modify the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act). These modifications would modify existing standards permitting uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) by limiting uses and disclosures of PHI for certain purposes.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 160    45 CFR 164   
Legal Authority: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (PL 104-191)    Executive Order 14076, Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/17/2023  88 FR 23506   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/16/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Marissa Gordon-Nguyen
Senior Advisor for Health Information Privacy, Data, and Cybersecurity Policy
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:800 368-1019
TDD Phone:800 537-7697